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North America Program Coordinator:
Alexandra Ellerbeck

Americas Research Associate:
Natalie Southwick
Tel: 212-465-1004, ext. 120, 146
Fax: 212-465-9568

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Radio host in northeastern Brazil subject to series of threats

May 25, 2018 3:53 PM ET

Brazilian community radio presenter José Ilton dos Santos told the Committee to Protect Journalists that to date in 2018 he has faced a failed kidnapping attempt in which the assailant threatened to kill him as well as two other threats, the most recent coming on April 13, 2018. Dos...

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Venezuela opens investigation into independent newspaper

May 24, 2018 5:37 PM ET

New York, May 24, 2018--The Venezuelan government should halt its investigation of a leading independent newspaper's website and allow it to publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Federal authorities in Mexico open investigation into journalist killed in Tabasco state

May 24, 2018 12:12 PM ET

Mexico City, May 24, 2018--Federal authorities in Mexico have opened an investigation into the killing of radio and television journalist Juan Carlos Huerta, who was shot dead near his home in the Tabasco state capital, Villahermosa, on May 15....

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Greater transparency welcome but social media sites should allow independent audits of content takedowns

May 18, 2018 11:18 AM ET

In recent days, some of the world's largest tech companies released new transparency reports, opened up their content moderation guidelines, and adopted approaches to fighting pernicious content as they tried to head off government regulation amid concerns about "fake news," harassment, terrorism and other ills proliferating on their platforms....

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Covering LGBTQ issues brings risk of threats and retaliation for journalists and their sources

May 17, 2018 10:00 AM ET

To mark the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, CPJ spoke with journalists and news outlets based in Argentina, Iran, Indonesia, the U.S., Uganda, and Russia, about the challenges they face reporting on LGBTQ issues....

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Joint report on press freedom in US details worsening media environment

May 3, 2018 12:00 AM ET

Journalists and news organizations in the U.S. face a range of intensifying challenges that threaten their right to freedom of the press, according to a report launched today by international press freedom and free expression advocacy groups to mark World Press Freedom Day....

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Death threat drives Colombian cartoonist Matador offline

May 1, 2018 1:05 PM ET

During his 15-year career satirizing public figures, Colombia's best-known editorial cartoonist has made numerous enemies. In his drawings for the Bogotá daily El Tiempo, Julio César González, better known by his pen name, Matador, targets politicians of all stripes....

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Brazilian reporter charged with 'promoting terrorism' after reporting on the militant group Islamic State

April 27, 2018 12:43 PM ET

São Paulo, April 27, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Brazilian authorities to drop anti-state charges against Felipe de Oliveira Araújo Rodrigues, a Rio de Janeiro-based journalist who infiltrated a Brazilian group of supporters of the Islamic State militant group in 2016 to report on their activities....

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Publications in Mexico City, Guerrero state robbed

April 26, 2018 12:06 PM ET

Mexico City, April 26, 2018--Mexican authorities must conduct credible investigations into two recent burglaries, one at the Mexico City-based investigative magazine and website Proceso and another at the news website Quadratín in Guerrero state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist killed while covering protests in eastern Nicaragua

April 24, 2018 5:34 PM ET

New York, April 24, 2018--Nicaraguan authorities should investigate journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona's death and ensure that reporters can do their work without fear of violence or censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Gahona, the director of the local, independent television program El Meridiano, was fatally shot on...

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